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Now that we’ve moved into our Front Street digs and have the print studio working again, we’ll be having open studio hours to demonstrate how it’s all done, and offering day-long workshops to design, carve, and print your own linoleum or wood block. Open studio will be on Wednesdays, and workshops on Thursdays and Saturdays, all the fourth week of the month, starting on Wednesday February 22.

Open Studio days - Come on by and see how a print is made, watch the press in action, or make your own print by hand, from one of our blocks or yours. The studio will be open from 2 pm until at least 6 pm if you need to come after work! David will demonstrate how he makes woodcut prints, by hand as well as on the press. You’re welcome to watch and ask all the questions you want, for free, or make some simple prints yourself.

Open studio days start Wednesday February 22, and continue on March 22 and fourth Wednesdays after that. Open to everyone - come on in and bring your friends!

Printmaking workshops - We’re also offering day-long workshops to design, carve, and print linoleum or wood blocks, starting Saturday February 25, continuing on Thursday March 23 and Saturday March 25 and every fourth Thursday and Saturday afterwards. Workshops will run from 10 am till 5 pm (brown bag or other lunch break; we’re right next door to the Live Edge Deli!). Space is limited to 6 participants at a time so David can work with everyone individually as needed. If you have a design in mind or a block already started, come on in and get it printed! If you’ve never done a woodcut before, we’ll start with the design and move on through the process until you have a beautiful print of it. We’ll start with single-color prints, although we could also work on making multi-color prints if folks are interested. It’s entirely possible to design, carve, and print a simple block in one day - have no fear! On the other hand, if you have some printmaking experience or more ambitious ideas, you’re welcome to come to as many workshops as you like, or even come in and work in the studio independently once you know your way around.

Workshop fee of $60 includes a wood or linoleum block, paper, ink, and use of carving tools. Additional materials, including blocks and carving tool sets, are available for purchase if desired. Workshops are primarily by reservation since we need to provide for space and materials. Drop us a line at lions@greenlionart.com, call us at 844-3770, or send us a message on Facebook or via our website (www.greenlionart.com).

In a nutshell, here’s the schedule again:

Open Studio: Fourth Wednesdays: February 22, March 22, and onwards.

Workshops: Fourth Thursdays: February 23, March 23....
Fourth Saturdays: February 25, March 25, and so on.

We’re also making the studio and equipment, including the press, available to qualified printmakers by reservation, just let us know when. Fees are $10 per hour or $50 per day (10 to 5, or other hours by arrangement).